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Old 06-07-10, 09:47 PM   #1
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Suggestions please...

New Kilo tt with stock brakes, the wheel is almost touching. I can't even really fully inflate the tire, and I would really like to get slightly bigger tires, but that aint gonna happen with this going on. So that said, anybody have any suggestions short of getting a new brake that will accommodate what I want? Has anybody else had this problem?
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Old 06-07-10, 09:50 PM   #2
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Step 1 - Sell the Kilo TT
Step 2 - Buy a Kilo WT
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Old 06-07-10, 10:01 PM   #3
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Rear brake? Before you guys chastise me, let me explain. My friend had the same predicament (smaller sized kilo tt); ordered size 28 gatorskins and a front brake to replace the stock garbage; ran into OP's problem. With barely any money left, I told him this idea and all went well and with minimal extra expense (brake mounting bolt swap and brake cabling w/ zip ties).
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^ no i don't want a rear brake.
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Old 06-07-10, 11:01 PM   #5
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your brake seems off to the left scoot it over, Realign pads
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Old 06-08-10, 08:40 AM   #6
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exact same problem with my friend's kilo. A temp fix would be to tighten the brakes a little (i mean so that both pads are closer to the wheel), since both arms moves closer, the top will give just a slight bit more clearance. Just enough for the tires to not rub. Meanwhile maybe u want to order a new brake.

and yea, ur brake looks off centered.
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